The Breakfast Club presented a check for $1000 to the Faith Family Hospitality (FFH) organization on May 9 to help them purchase a trailer. The trailer will be used to move to transport beds and other furnishings among various churches in the Fort Collins community to shelter homeless families. For more information on FFH go to: http://www.faithfamilyhospitality.org/2013/02/ffh-trailer/
The club will not be holding its regular meeting on Thursday March 28 at 7am. Instead, the club will be having an evening dinner meeting starting at 6 pm at the Midtown Arts Center. Several of the organizations who have been recipients of Breakfast Rotary Community Grants will be in attendance to talk with members on how they have utilized the funds in their organizations. In addition, the Community Service Committee, will be presenting an opportunity that will help increase the club's volunteer base.
The social hour starts at 6 with dinner served at 6:45 PM.
At the Thursday regular Breakfast Rotary meeting, three new members were inducted to the club.
Ann Bedient, Nicole Ellis and Jan McKenzie joined the club bringing the membership to 80 members.
Rotary International will celebrate its 108th birthday, Saturday February 23. From its humble beginnings in Chicago, 1905, Rotary has grown to organization spanning the globe with over 34,000 clubs. Rotarians around the world come together daily, to promote peach through service along with a never ending quest to eradicate polio.
To learn more about Rotary and its projects, navigate to Rotary International
A $1000 check was given to The Book Trust on Thursday January 31, 2013. The Book Trust provides books for kids from low-income families—books that they choose themselves and that become their very own. The Breakfast Club supports the Book Trust not only through cash contributions but also by joining with the students once per month and reading with the children.
Another $1000 donation was made to the STEM program at Poudre School District. The Breakfast Club has joined with the Rotary Club of Fort Collins to help support this program. STEM, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education is a nationwide program to support students and teachers in bringing quality educational opportunities to schools. This donation will go to supporting this program in 3 local junior high schools in Fort Collins.
Rotary has released a new video on our fight to eradicate polio from the face of the earth.
Click on the following link: https://vimeo.com/49343906
Interested is seeing what Rotary is really all about?
Take a look at this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eRbXxc-ksA&feature=share
The Rotary theme for 2013-2014 has been announced by RI President-Elect Ron Burton today at the International Assembly in San Diego. The theme is "Engage Rotary, Change Lives.
To read more click on the following link: Rotary 2013-14 Theme
Today at Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary we had presentations by three local entrepreneurs.
Mike Lindsey, from ThermaStrike, presented their active bed bug proof luggage. Using infrared heat technology, the luggage will kill bed bugs before you can bring them home, For more information, visit their web site at http://www.thermastrike.com.
Coleman Hogan, from Logimesh Technologies, displayed their intelligent wireless sensor system for use in the energy sector. The device monitors the status of engines and compressors, alerting the companies to malfunction issues prior to them becoming major breakdowns. More information can be found at: http://www.logimesh.com
Scott Deeter, from Ventria Bioscience, presented information of the company's effort to develop life saving medicines through cost-effective technologies that allow for more accessibility to people around the globe. More information can be found at: http://www.ventria.com
We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
Midtown Arts Center
3750 South Mason StreetFort Collins, CO 80525United States
Click to go to our Facebook page
The Breakfast Club gave out 2 more grants today to the following organizations:
The Homeless Prevention Initiative was given $900 to assist some of their clients to be able to pay their rent checks in order to avoid eviction. Sue Beckferkiss received the check. Additional information can be found at their web site: http://www.homelessnessprevention.net/
The Education and Life Training Center, received $2000 for their Circles program, which is a campaign to end poverty. Tracy Mead accepted the check on behalf of ELTC. More information may be found at: http://eltcenter.org/
Rotary has an app for smartphones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) that can assist in finding Rotary Clubs around the world. It shows when and where the Clubs meet. Go to the following web site for more information: